Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

February 5, 2021 | Edition 6

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our new weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more by visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels, listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you. 


Black History Month 

February is black history month. In Irvine we celebrate our diversity and the many cultures that make up our resident-base, including our black community. It's a time to celebrate and honor those who have helped illuminate the path to a brighter future.

Follow us on social media as we will highlight some of the significant figures and events in black history throughout the month. 


3rd District Small Business Support Grant: Next Steps

The application period for the City's 3rd District Small Business Support Grant Program is closed. Applications are now being reviewed for eligibility in the order of the randomly-assigned application review number. For more information visit

For further assistance, read more about the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, which is accepting applications through February 8. 


Coming Soon: Emergency Rental Assistance Program

City staff is currently working on program guidelines for the City of Irvine's Emergency Rental Assistance Program, however, applications are not available at this time. We look forward to accepting applications for our Emergency Rental Assistance Program and will provide updates on our website in the coming days. Email, or call 949-724-6185 for more information. 

Additionally, the City of Irvine works with two nonprofits that can assist with rental and utility assistance, homelessness prevention, food pantry resources, and counseling. South County Outreach can assist individuals and Families Forward can assist families with minor-aged children. For further assistance, please click here


University Drive Widening Project: Quick Facts

What's going on along University Drive? Watch the video below, which was produced by the City's ICTV team, to learn some quick facts about the widening project. 


Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

The Valencia orange is a hybrid that was created by William Wolfskill, an early California pioneer. In 1866, Wolfskill sold his land and the orange to Irvine, whose ranch would become one of the world's largest Valencia orange producers. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

February 9 | 3 p.m.
City Council Special Mtg.


February 9 | 4 p.m.
City Council Regular Mtg

February 9 | 10 a.m. 
Orange County Power Authority Mtg. 

View the City Calendar 

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